Research for change: new challenges, new directions

Research plays a vital role in our advocacy for community and ecosystem health. We constantly seek and support new discoveries to build a disciplined body of scientific work, for deeper meaning and heightened relevance in today’s world. Our research efforts are carried out in collaboration with our community to make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our research initiatives include:

  • producing the biennial Vital Signs report using a sustainability science approach;
  • building research alliances for biodiversity conservation;
  • coordinating social and ecological research and education projects that contribute to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals;
  • funding research projects led by charities, local governments, and First Nations; and
  • maintaining an observatory for climate change monitoring, located within the heart of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region.

CBT adheres to the Standard of Conduct for Research in Northern Barkley and Clayoquot Sound Communities and urges all organizations conducting research in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region to do the same.